Mainz at home will fight Borussia Dortmund in the 17th round of the first German Bundesliga. The meeting will take place on January 25 and will start at 17:30 GMT.
With 20 points, Mainz are currently in 12th position in the Bundesliga standings. The club was only five points clear of the relegation zone.
The team has won and drawn five times in the current championship, as well as lost six meetings. The team managed to score 20 goals in 16 games, and conceded five goals more.
The team is currently on a 4-game losing streak in the Bundesliga. In the last round of the championship, Mainz played away with Stuttgart (1-1).
Borussia Dortmund have 28 points on their account, with which the club is currently sixth in the standings. The team is seven points behind the leader, and only two points separate it from the second line.
The team from Dortmund in 16 meetings of this championship was able to win nine of them, drew once and lost six times, scored 29 goals, and conceded five less.
In the first game after the break, Dortmund were able to beat Augsburg 4:3 at home. Before that, there were two defeats in a row in the championship.
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Head to Head
The two rivals have met 33 times in competition, with only one meeting being friendly and the rest in the Bundesliga.
Borussia Dortmund beat Mainz in their last three head-to-head matches, including twice last season – (3-1) and (1-0).
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Mainz needs to win and will be just as motivated as their opponents at home, given the proximity of the danger zone of the table.
However, Dortmund will come for three points, hoping to improve their position in the overall standings. Guests have an advantage in experience.
Prediction for this match: Borussia Dortmund win.